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Parents, students and educators do not like the impact the PARCC tests are having on their public schools and they are organizing to push back. The signs of mounting discontent are everywhere, including this op-ed penned jointly by NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer and Susan Cauldwell, a member of Save Our Schools NJ and executive director of Save Our Schools NJ Community Organizing. Read the op-ed here.
Created on Monday, January 26, 2015
The presentation of the 2015 Ethnic Minority Affairs & Leadership Image Award and the 2015 Equality Champion Award will kick off this year’s NJEA Minority Leadership and Recruitment Conference on April 24-25.
Created on Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Every child deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. That’s why NJEA has joined forces with GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) Central New Jersey Chapter to promote "No Name-Calling Week" Jan. 19-23.Read
Created on Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Today, the New Jersey Senate unanimously approved the nomination of David Hespe as Commissioner of Education. Mr. Hespe has been serving as Acting Commissioner since March. During his tenure he has demonstrated a willingness to engage in conversation with NJEA and to listen to educators on critical issues affecting our public schools.Read
Created on Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Boards of Trustees that oversee the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and other New Jersey public employee pension systems have filed suit against the state over Gov. Christie’s refusal to make legally required payments into the funds.
In a statement sent to the International Business Times, the chairmen of the boards harshly criticized the Governor’s actions.Read
Created on Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tracy Espiritu, an experienced science teacher who has introduced astronomy to hundreds of Elizabeth students and their families, recently became the star at a surprise school assembly where she received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.Read
Created on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
If you came to the Convention last month, you probably grabbed this button/pin. If you weren’t in Atlantic City, perhaps you’ve noticed one pinned on a colleague’s lapel.
Tests don’t teach. It’s remarkable how three short words can say so much. Of course, the tens of thousands of NJEA members who gathered in the convention center came, as they always do, to hone their skills, hear about the latest trends, and gather materials and ideas for their classrooms. But this year, something else was on everyone’s mind—the growing specter of standardized testing.Read
Created on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
In his introduction at the 2014 NJEA Convention, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer described New Jersey’s Acting Commissioner of Education David Hespe as a breath of fresh air, noting that the commissioner has been meeting and working with NJEA leadership. Learn more about what was discussed during his presentation, and watch the video here.Read
Created on Thursday, November 20, 2014
The NJ Department of Education (DOE) has combined the Teacher of the Year program with the Governor’s Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program. This year, schools can select one teacher and one educational services professional to be recognized at the school level.Read
Created on Tuesday, November 18, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s announcement this afternoon of his appointees to the Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in New Jersey: "The concerns that led to the creation of this commission first surfaced a year ago with the initial PARCC pilot programs, and those concerns are paramount to the parents of New Jersey."Read
Created on Monday, November 10, 2014
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